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Kristen Mott is the associate editor for Dental Products Report and Digital Esthetics.
By utilizing lab management software, labs and doctors can improve their workflow.
No longer do lab owners and lab technicians need to deal with piles of paperwork and forms. In today’s digital world, more and more dental labs are embracing lab management software.
Lab management software gives lab owners and technicians quick access to important information-all at the click of a button. As the software continues to evolve, both dentists and labs can expect to experience and improved workflow. Users of this software can take advantage of digital case tracking and scheduling, email notifications, enhanced communication between the dentist and lab, online user portals, and built-in business protection and theft insurance, among other features.
Whether you’re searching for a brand-new system or looking to upgrade your current software, be sure to keep in mind key features that are important to your lab-as well as price point-when researching various options. We’ve compiled some of the most advanced and user-friendly lab management software options currently available.
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DentaLab for QuickBooks
Intuit, developer of QuickBooks, and Mainstreet Systems & Software, developer of the DentaLab systems for dental laboratory case management, have joined forces to create DentaLab for QuickBooks. The software is designed to be affordable, comprehensive, reliable and easy to learn. Within the DentaLab system there are reportedly many options available, including features such as web portals for communication to/from the dental office, digital documents, email notifications and use of tablets.
Mainstreet Systems & Software
In addition to basic services like production scheduling, case tracking and invoicing, Evident is designed to give users the services they need to gain control of their business and keep customers happy. EvidentMill is the digital platform that connects labs and milling centers, allowing users to send, receive, track and pay for all their outsourcing needs. A custom branded payment portal is engineered to provide users with a way to match payments to patients and track customer payment behavior. Evident also offers business protection and identity theft insurance.
Labtrac Enterprise is designed to reschedule the entire laboratory’s workload every day. With this software, every outstanding task for each case in the laboratory will reportedly be rescheduled based on due date priority and re-allocated to every technician based on his or her skills and the number of units he or she is expected to complete in a day. Labtrac also is said to continually monitor all of the cases in the laboratory and report back if any cases are running behind their required completion date.
Seazona is said to be a complete dental lab system. The software is cloud-based and does not require an expensive server, allowing users to work from anywhere. Lab slips, invoices and statements are all available to doctors online. Seazona reportedly has a simple, clean interface and is easy to use. Additional features are said to include case tracking and scheduling, accounting and reporting, and doctor web access. Seazona also comes with free training, 24/7 technical support, and unlimited cases and user logins.
Sirona Connect is designed to act as a strategic partner for laboratories looking to build their digital impression business. The software reportedly provides labs various options to develop a successful business plan alongside their dental partners using digital dentistry, making the working relationship and restorative process more efficient and productive. Sirona Connect facilities direct digital communication between dentists and inLab laboratories.